Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Not a Time for Children
(Die Zeit nicht für Kinder)

Dokumentation

Storyline

This is a déjàvu film. We did made it when the war was only in Donbass (region of Ukraine). But there was already a premonition of a full-scale war. Now the war has gone beyond Donbass. Russia is trying to capture and destroy all of Ukraine. This film that avoids rhetoric, but warns of the dangers of fueling World War III. The sad uniqueness of Ukraine is that it has witnesses of two generations who survived the experience of war in childhood. War through the eyes of the children.
O Lord, does our land need letters that people write and write with their blood? Old people say that killed children become angels. But people choose not to listen to the whispers of angels, and number of angels becomes even greater. People of good will all over the world must unite so that the war does not go beyond the borders of Ukraine.

About the film/director

Olga Samolevska was born in Kyiv. A graduate of the Кyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary theatre, cinema and television University (Kyiv, Ukraine). Film director, screenwriter, poet, journalist.

Filmography (Selection)

- Plots for the film magazine “Agriculture of Ukraine” (1988)
- Education of children in labor (1981)
- Olexandr Dovzhenko (1982)
- Correspondence of costume and jewelry (1983)
- I’m Afraid to Draw my Mother (1984)
- Children's knitwear (1984)
- ELEKTRON (1984)
- Spektr (1985)
- Demi-season coat for boys (1985)
- I Ask Myself (1985)
- Into the world of beauty-from childhood" (1986)
- It will be a lot of light  (1986)
- AutoCombi (1987)
- In Memory of the Destroyed Buildings (1988)
- Will the Doctor return? (1993)
- Memento vivere (1994)
- Stabat Mater (1995)
- A Touch (1999)
- Presence (2001)
- Kateryna Bilokur. "The Message (2001)
- Triptych" (2004)
- Ears Inhabitants" (2009)
- The First Lady of the Estrangement Zone (2010)
- Eternal Sky (2012)
- Not a time for children (2021)
- Flow (2022)

Credits

Director:
Olga Samolevska
Script:
Olga Samolevska
Camera:
Vitaliy Borovyk
Editor:
Vitaliy Borovyk
Sound:
Anton Kotsar
Music:
Elena Frolova
Cast:
Witnesses of two generations who survived the war in childhood
Producer:
Ukrainian State Film Agency
Contact:
Olga Samolevska
E-Mail:
misisipi1991@gmail.com
  • Ukraine
  • OmeU (Ukrainian, Russian)
  • 2021
  • 60 minutes

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